Barack Obama mourns Donna Summer

2012-05-18 07:34
Washington - US President Barack Obama on Thursday mourned the "Queen of Disco" Donna Summer who died of lung cancer, saying the music industry had lost a legend.

"Michelle and I were saddened to hear about the passing of Donna Summer," Obama said in a statement.

"A five-time Grammy Award winner, Donna truly was the Queen of Disco. Her voice was unforgettable, and the music industry has lost a legend far too soon.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to Donna's family and her dedicated fans."

Summer, who heated up the charts in the 1970s and 80s with raunchy hits like Love to Love You Baby and Hot Stuff, died on Thursday aged 63, her family said.

Her family released a statement on Thursday saying that they "are at peace celebrating her extraordinary life and her continued legacy".


  • charmaine.mcdonald2 - 2012-05-18 08:26

    Rest In Peace dear Sister. Your music will live on forever.

  • Dianne - 2012-05-18 08:35

    Her music and that of others bring back very fond memories of Springbok radio. Artist today dont make music like that anymore. RIP Donna and get well soon Robin Gibb.

  • Henry - 2012-05-18 08:49

    I (and other music fans) mourn her too. She rocked the music fraternity in the 80'

  • Tony - 2012-05-18 09:07

    Love your Donna - RIP in peace my sister. I will always remember you for the entertainment that you gave us and your best quote: "Men get excited for things they don't see."

  • robbieyahu - 2012-05-18 09:10

    a very sad !! but big thanx to a legend who made it against all odds ... what an extrodinary human being !! thanx donna for touching our lives with your special talent !! it is always a sad day for us when we lose a good human=being !!! much peace to your loved ones peace4peace robbie south africa

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